Concurrent Session 1

School Librarians Transform Student Learning presented by Audrey Church

We school librarians know that this statement is true, but how do we convey that message to our teachers and our administrators, our parents, community members, and legislators?  How do we demonstrate to others the positive and transformative impact that we have on student learning?  In this concurrent session we will explore strategies, techniques, and tools to use in our advocacy efforts.  (Audience: ALL)

Current Toy Crazes in the Media Center presented by Beth Finnegan

This session will bring the popular game Pokémon Go and the popular toy Hatchimals to standards based lessons teaching first and second graders text evidence using different genres. This session will focus on how to engage and excite students, work collaboratively with teachers, in addition to managing the different lessons. Gotta Learn and Hatch Them All!! (Audience: Elementary K-5)

App Smashing for the 21st Century Classroom using Seesaw Digital Portfolio presented by Shelley Sheldon

In this session, presenters will demonstrate how educators use native iPad apps in conjunction with free educational apps to create authentic digital projects in the classroom with Seesaw digital portfolio. (Audience: Elementary K-5)

TRL: Not Just for Teachers! presented by Donita Hinckley

Come see the revised Teacher Resource Link (TRL) being released this summer. Learn about how you can make an impact on instruction by helping teachers use the digital resources available in TRL. (Audience: All)